Stamped or decorative concrete has become one of the best methods to enhance the overall appeal of your home or business. Here at MRC Concrete, LLC, we have over 20 years of experience working with these types of floors, walkways, patios and pool decks. Using the latest industry techniques, you can be sure our quality work will exceed your expectations on any stamping project.
Your home is your biggest asset. You work hard to keep it up and make it look appealing. One way to add appeal is by adding decorative or stamped concrete to different aspects of your home, whether it’s around your pool deck, on your front steps or as a landscape accent.
The benefits of stamped and decorative concrete
There are several benefits to adding stamped or decorative concrete to your home. Decorative concrete is a textured material as opposed to traditional materials like tile, brick or stone. This makes it a more durable material which means it not only can withstand a lot more use, but will also hold up better against the outdoor elements it may be exposed to, such as the cold and snow, rain, and hot summer heat.
Stamped and decorative concrete is costs efficient and low maintenance, which means less time fussing over and worrying about deterioration of your concrete. There is less risk of chips and cracks in the concrete as well as lower risk of staining and discoloration.
Areas to use stamped concrete
• Pool decks
• Front/back steps
• Garage floors
• Basement floors
• Walls/retaining walls
• Fountains/fountain walls
• Accents to landscaping
• Garden and landscape boarders
About MRC Concrete, LLC
MRC has been in business over 15 years and has the expertise in the stamped concrete business that others do not. We know the importance of finding and choosing a contractor with exceptional knowledge of concrete stamping to do your work due to the intricacies involved with coloring agents, concrete mixtures as well as the stamping patterns themselves.
When you choose MRC, you are getting experienced, well trained contractors who are committed to providing all of their customers with the highest quality products and work. We are always up on the cutting edge of stamped concrete and guarantee your satisfaction on every job, no matter how big or how small.
What is stamped concrete?
Stamped concrete is patterned as opposed to the traditional and flat appearance of concrete. It can be patterned to have the appearance of different materials: brick, flagstones, tile or wood, if you prefer to give different areas of your home a unique look.
Stamped concrete has often been used as an enhancement to outside areas of the home but now, is often used inside the home. The kitchen is a common room to find stamped concrete, for a different flooring option, as well as it has become a desirable choice for a more decorative look for kitchen countertops.
Add staining to enhance
Concrete is more appealing when you add a pattern or design to it. This alone can add a whole new flare and give your home curb appeal. But when you add a colorant or stain to the mixture, you can really make your concrete stand out.
Stamped concrete is available in a wide variety of colors and stains. You can coordinate your stamped concrete to match and coordinate with the color of your home or use your own color design and taste for choosing your colors.
Concrete stain is also known as Acid Stain, Chemical Stain, Stained Concrete, among others. Stained concrete is made by adding a penetrating color onto the surface of the concrete or cement so that it absorbs and changes the color of the cement from the original, to the desired color. It will leave the stamped concrete with a finish that not only stands out, but is functional.
Stamping and decorative methods
MRC will work with you in helping you pick out your design or stamping if you need. You may already have some ideas that MRC can help you bring to realization.
The stamp pattern is added to the concrete after it is laid. Whether you choose a pattern to mimic the look of brick, wood or stone, this will be introduced so that when the concrete dries, it dries in the pattern you have chosen.
For an added flare to your concrete kitchen countertop, you may want to enhance it with a personalized look by implanting stones, seashells or other decorative pieces into the counters. Your counters will take on a whole new look while remaining fully functional for your cooking needs.